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With many parts of the country fighting the opioid and pain-medication addiction and related deaths, Page County Board of Supervisors approved 3-0 Jan. 9 to participate in a grant application to help prevent opioids from becoming a problem here.

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In preparation for the fiscal year 2020 budget, Page County Board of Supervisors met with Clarinda Economic Development Director Renee Reidel Tuesday, Jan. 8. Supervisors have contributed funds to Clarinda Economic Development in the past but did not take any action Tuesday.

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Little Free Libraries are a global phenomenon. The small, front‐yard book exchanges number 36,000 around the world in 70 countries. Now, a new Little Free Library in New Market will join the movement to share books, bring people together and create communities of readers.

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The last shot for the South Page girl’s basketball team this season will be the last shot for the entire program.

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On Dec. 15, 1944, famed American bandleader and Clarinda native Glenn Miller walked across Twinwood Farm airfield in southeast England, climbed into the passenger seat of a UC-64A Norseman light aircraft and set off for France.

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With nearly $130 million in taxable valuation in the city, Clarinda City Manager Gary McClarnon has recommended the City Council maintain its current levy rate for Fiscal Year 2020 starting July 1.

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A new book about enemy combatants confined to camps in Iowa during World War II includes sections on the camp located in Clarinda at the time.

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The Iowa Legislature started the 2019 session Monday, Jan. 14 with Republicans being the majority n the House and Senate.

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Kathleen Keefer, moderator of Presbyterian Women in the Presbytery of Missouri River Valley and resident of Clarinda has been selected to serve as a delegate for the 63rd Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women.

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Scott Sump, Chair of the Page County Community Foundation, announced approximately $115,000 in funds are available for Page County nonprofit organizations and that applications are due no later than Feb. 1.

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Thursday, Jan. 10, U.S. Representative Cindy Axne (IA-03) urged Congressional leaders to re-open the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to restore crucial programs and services vital to Iowa farmers.

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Another step has been added to the process of filling the position of Page County Assessor.

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Riding the coattails of the new VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Community Based Outpatient Clinic coming to Shenandoah, the Veterans Houses Project is seeking to help local veterans by drawing new residents to Page County and the surrounding area.

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the final Renewable Volume Obligations (RVO) for the 2019 conventional biofuels requirement at 15 billion gallons under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).

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IAMO Telephone Company was recognized by NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association, who represents nearly 900 independent, community-based telecommunications companies, as a Certified Gig-Capable Provider for delivering gigabit broadband speeds and enabling technological innovation in Iowa and Missouri.

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Congresswoman Cindy Axne (IA-03) was sworn-in Jan. 3 to serve as the U.S. Representative from Iowa’s Third Congressional District in the 116th Congress. Congresswoman Axne’s husband John, her two sons Gunnar and Rafe, and her father Terry Wadle joined as guests in the House gallery to watch …

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The Clarinda Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet will be held Monday, Feb. 4, at the Clarinda Country Club.

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DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig highlighted passage of dedicated, long-term water quality funding, a challenging trade environment and ongoing economic uncertainty as some of the top issues facing Iowans involved in agriculture in 2018.

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National Corn Growers President Lynn Chrisp, First Vice President Kevin Ross, and Chairman Kevin Skunes were in Washington, D.C. for the swearing-in of the 116th Congress.

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Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds will discuss the many ways biofuels boost the state’s economy, protect the environment, and drive Iowa into the future at the 2019 Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit.

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Clarinda is opening its arms to welcome military veterans and transitioning service members who may be interested in living in the community.

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Clarinda High’s Chase McAndrews and Alex Baker are finalists in The Iowa State Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division “Know Your Constitution” Project.

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Clarinda native Tyler Hill has been named as the next Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) at Clarinda Regional Health Center to replace retiring CNO Sherrie Laubenthal.

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Editor’s Note: Information was as of Friday, Dec. 28. The New Year’s Day holiday altered the press schedule for the Jan. 3 Herald-Journal

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Grass-fed beef sounds like a lovely idea. Customers envision happy cattle grazing on green pastures, producing meat that is better for our health and the environment. It turns out that none of this is a given. The jury is still out on whether grass fed beef is better for the environment (it’…

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AARP Iowa has released the results of a statewide caregiving survey showing that 96 percent of current family caregivers in Iowa believe it is ‘extremely’ or ‘very’ important that they receive instruction on medical tasks they need to provide for their loved one at home upon being discharged…

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The following two paragraphs from a July 2010 Herald-Journal story could easily be called the first step in what has turned out to be a more-than-eight-years and $2 million 911 project. And it’s expected to be turned on next month.

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Although the Clarinda facade project is substantially complete, there is still work to be done.

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A renewed effort will be launched in the upcoming session of the Iowa General Assembly to extend a program that provides vital funding to school districts.

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Edgar Harrell remembers praying constantly as he struggled to stay alive after the sinking of his ship on July 30, 1945, during World War II.

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An agreement with Estes Construction to move forward with the process of studying facility needs in the Clarinda Community School District was approved by the Clarinda Board of Education Wednesday, Dec. 12.

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In a continuing effort to meet the housing needs of Clarinda, the city council took action Wednesday, Dec. 12, on two projects that could create 18 new homes for the community.

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Voters came through for Iowa Western Community College Tuesday, Dec. 11 with most counties voting strongly in favor of the college’s $11.5 million bond issue to finance replacement of the aging steam heat system on Iowa Western’s Council Bluffs Campus.

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How can you aid a friend who is dealing with domestic violence or sexual assault? Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate is providing resources to help answer those questions.

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The National Alliance for Mental Illness, Southwest Iowa is sponsoring a 12 week Family to Family course to be offered in Clarinda beginning Wednesday, Jan. 2.

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Auditor of State Mary Mosiman released a Report on the Status of Findings and Recommendations from the City of Northboro’s Periodic Examination Report dated June 10, 2016. The engagement was performed pursuant to Chapter 11.6 of the Code of Iowa and covered the period June 1, 2017 through Ma…

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After recent, multiple media stories alleging critical incidents regarding students at Clarinda Academy and the facility, the organization states it is good standing.

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Restoring the integrity of Congress is essential if the public is to regain trust in government, U.S. Rep.-elect Cindy Axne said in Clarinda Saturday, Dec. 8.

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Clarinda Regional Health Center (CRHC) Director of Ancillary Services Greg Jones has announced current CRHC employee Jamie Jennings has been promoted to become the facilities new Radiology Manager.

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Once, turning 65 typically meant retirement, Medicare and the inevitable onset of physical decline. It also often signaled the need to search for a geriatrician, a doctor who specializes in caring for the complex medical problems of the elderly.

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The Christmas cookies are in the oven; the mixing bowl, which is still coated with the sugary sweet dough, is calling your name.

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The Clarinda Carnegie Art Museum’s upcoming exhibitions, “Chica,” which will be in the museum’s upper level gallery, and “Animals: Nature’s Grand Gift,” to be displayed on the lower level, will beguile visitors of every age.